Chopin: Waltzes (2011 - Remaster)

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Chopin: Waltzes (2011 - Remaster) 45:48 $17.98
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1 No. 4 in F Major, Op.34/3 2:16 96/24 Album only
2 No. 5 in A Flat Major, Op.42 3:42 96/24 Album only
3 No. 6 in D Flat Major, Op.64/1 (Minute) 1:46 96/24 Album only
4 No. 9 in A Flat Major, Op.69/1 4:27 96/24 Album only
5 No. 7 in C Sharp Minor, Op.64/2 3:08 96/24 Album only
6 No. 11 in G Flat Major, Op.70/1 1:56 96/24 Album only
7 No. 10 in B Minor, Op.69/2 3:34 96/24 Album only
8 No. 14 in E Minor, Op.posth. 2:45 96/24 Album only
9 No. 3 in A Minor, Op.34/2 4:51 96/24 Album only
10 No. 8 in A Flat Major, Op.64/3 2:55 96/24 Album only
11 No. 12 in F Minor, Op.70/2 2:45 96/24 Album only
12 No. 13 in D Flat Major, Op.70/3 2:34 96/24 Album only
13 No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op.18 4:38 96/24 Album only
14 No. 2 in A Flat Major, Op.34/1 4:31 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1950 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. Digital Remastering ℗ 2011 by EMI Records Ltd.

On this outstanding audiophile download, prodigious pianist Dinu Lipatti brings his musical intellect to these familiar Chopin waltzes. Revealing the depth and melancholy of each piece, the recording is an essential part of his legacy. The formidable musician plays with express power and flawless technique. His quick-paced phrasing and precise rhythms have made him one of classical music’s most admired players. One of the greatest piano recitals ever captured is now available as a remastered download.

About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI's archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording's job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.

In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.

Simon Gibson, January 2012